Frankenstein is a novel written by the English author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley in 1818. It tells the story of a young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment.
Frankenstein is infused with elements of the Gothic novel and the Romantic movement. At the same time, it is an early example of science fiction. Since the novel's publication, the name "Frankenstein" has often been used to refer to the monster itself.
About the Author:
Mary Shelley (瑪麗·雪萊)
Mary Shelley (1797 - 1851) 英國著名小說家,短篇作家,劇作家,隨筆家,傳記作家及旅遊作家，因她在1818年創作哥德小說《科學怪人》而被譽為科幻小說之母。她是英國著名浪漫主義詩人和哲學家珀西·比希·雪萊的妻子，她亦有幫助她的丈夫編輯和推廣他的作品。